PPA launches unfair dismissal case

The pharmacist union has lodged legal action against National Pharmacies

Professional Pharmacists Australia (PPA) has lodged legal action against National Pharmacies, according to a statement on PPA’s website.

The legal action alleges National Pharmacies unfairly dismissed a long-serving employee pharmacist.

“We are taking legal action against National Pharmacies because we dispute National Pharmacies’ version of the employee’s conduct,” reads the statement.

“We believe that under the circumstances, the employee should not have been terminated.”

A PPA spokesperson told AJP that the organisation could provide no further comment as the matter will now proceed to arbitration at the Fair Work Commission.

A National Pharmacies spokesperson said: “As the matter is still before the Fair Work Commission it would be inappropriate to comment at this time.”

According to the Fair Work Commission, unfair dismissal is when an employee is dismissed from their job in a harsh, unjust or unreasonable manner, and dismissal was not a case of genuine redundancy.

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